Monday, July 4, 2016

Here's what I did this weekend

So I picked this up on Friday:

And I got it into fairly decent shape by Sunday:

I've got a marquee coming in the mail and I still haven't decided what to do with that awful Taito overlay. I'm also unsure of what I want to do for a bezel at the moment. 

Right now I'm running Retropie on a Raspberry Pi 3 with a 23" LCD monitor and 4-way joysticks. Yeah, I know I should have gotten a CRT, but I already had the monitor and I'm keeping an eye out for a cabinet that's worthier of a complete restore. I'm hoping to find an upright Pole Position, Dig Dug, Galaga... something like that.

The guy who sold me the cabinet said it used to be a Silent Dragon machine, but judging by the manufacturer's plate (Exidy) and the original holes beneath the overlay it's obviously an old Mouse Trap unit. 

See more of what I did to this thing on my first ever Instagram account.

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